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Borstel Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places, for example in Holstein and Hannover, so named with Old Saxon bur ‘small house’ + stel ‘place’ or ‘house frame’. Dutch: nickname for someone with bristly hair, from Middle Dutch borstel ‘brush’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Borst, Postel, Boesel, Bortell, Distel, Forster, Borne, Borstad

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Borstel Family Origin

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Borstel Family Occupations

What did your Borstel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Borstel occupation in the UK was Cigar Maker. 100% of Borstel's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

    100%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Borstel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Borstel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Borstel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Borstel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Borstel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Borstel. For the veterans among your Borstel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Borstel Life Expectancy

What is the average Borstel lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Borstel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Borstel in 1968 was 82, and 86 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borstel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borstel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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